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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Simon:

Georges St-Pierre reveals money he made from UFC, gambling on himself in open essay

At one point early on, Georges St-Pierre worked as a garbage man while fighting for the UFC. → Read More

Video: Chris Weidman returns to gym, lightly trains seven weeks after horrific leg break

Former UFC champion Chris Weidman said he didn't expect to do as much as he did when he visited the gym this week. → Read More

Aaron Pico def. Aiden Lee at Bellator 260: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Aaron Pico's submission win over Aiden Lee at Bellator 260. → Read More

Bellator 260 results: Jason Jackson decisions Paul Daley, takes smart approach with grappling

So what if it wasn't exciting, Jason Jackson is happy he earned a big win over Paul Daley. → Read More

Photos: Bellator 260 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale and facing off ahead of Bellator 260. → Read More

2021 PFL 4 live and official results (7 p.m. ET)

Follow along for results from PFL 4, where boxing champion Claressa Shields makes her MMA debut in the main event. → Read More

Video: UFC 263 press conference live stream (7 p.m. ET)

Check out the UFC 263 pre-fight press conference from Phoenix with Israel Adesanya, Nate Diaz, and more. → Read More

UFC 263 'Embedded,' No. 4: Security has to separate Jamahal Hill and Paul Craig

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the featured fighters during UFC 263 fight week. → Read More

UFC 263 'Embedded,' No. 3: 'I'm not your friend'

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the featured fighters during UFC 263 fight week. → Read More

'Where's my belt?': Watch Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori's first run-in at UFC 263 hotel

There was tension when Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori crossed paths for the first time during UFC 263 fight week. → Read More

UFC 263 'Embedded,' No. 2: 'Deiveson Figueiredo has a personal problem with Brandon Moreno'

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the featured fighters during UFC 263 fight week. → Read More

PFL headed to South Florida for 2021 playoffs

The PFL is headed to South Florida for its 2021 playoffs slate later this summer. → Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul punching stats: Not a whole lot landed

Floyd Mayweather had the edge over Logan Paul, but not a whole lot landed in their boxing exhibition match. → Read More

Paige VanZant expects to knock out Rachael Ostovich in BKFC fight: 'I don't see any other way'

Paige VanZant already holds a UFC submission in over Rachael Ostovich and now expects to put her away in their July 23 bare-knuckle fight. → Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight week: Best photos

Check out these photos from the fight week festivities ahead of Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul's boxing exhibition match. → Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul weigh-in live video stream

Check out Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul step on the scale ahead of their boxing exhibition in Miami. → Read More

Tyron Woodley's mother once again showed she's the best by embracing Jake Paul's mom

While Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley engaged in a fiery faceoff inside of a Miami gym, their mothers were cordial with each other outside. → Read More

Leonard Ellerbe: Floyd Mayweather 'most definitely' would rematch Conor McGregor

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said Floyd Mayweather "most definitely" would run things back with Conor McGregor. → Read More

Video: Kamaru Usman endures grueling battle vs. spicy wings on 'Hot Ones'

“The Nigerian’s Nightmare” is what the UFC welterweight champ might call his experience on “Hot Ones,” but he got through it. → Read More

No winner but KOs allowed? Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul rule set is pretty ridiculous

The fight is also not sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission. → Read More